DC Council Advances Job Protections for Marijuana Users

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on June 10, 2022.The Washington DC Council approved a bill that provides broad protections for marijuana users in the city. The bill, titled the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, prohibits employers from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test […]

3 Reasons Why Employers Should Be Concerned About Workforce Substance Abuse

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Employers have a lot to worry about these days. COVID safety protocols, the increasingly difficult task of hiring and retaining employees, and maintaining a diverse workforce are among current concerns. However, substance abuse among your workforce should not be discounted. Drug and alcohol addiction costs U.S. organizations billions of dollars per year, which is inclusive […]

Ringing In The New Year – Philadelphia Prohibits Pre-Hire Marijuana Testing

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2021. Philadelphia’s “Prohibition on Testing for Marijuana as a Condition for Employment” takes effect on January 1, 2022.  The aptly named Ordinance requires that most employers rethink their pre-employment cannabis screening policies and act swiftly to remove THC from their testing panels in advance of […]

Rewind – A Look Back at HireRight’s Favorite Blogs of 2021

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In 2020, the pandemic took everyone by surprise, and many businesses had to pivot quickly to address virtual hiring, a newly remote workforce, and a seemingly never-ending series of changes and surprises. By 2021, we were quickly adapting to these remote or hybrid work environments, and HR teams were quickly adjusting to this new normal. […]